Vegetable au Gratin

Vegetable au Gratin veg

From   Budget Kitchen
easy

Prep: 15 minutes

cook

Cook: 45 minutes

easy

Method: Easy

snack

Course: Main Course

Main Course

Type: Thai

A wonderful comfort food – have it with garlic flavoured bread rolls

Ingredients

  • Mixed vegetables (green peas, cauliflower florets, carrot cubes, chopped French beans, corn) 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Bread rolls to serve
  • White sauce
  • Butter 3 tbsps
  • Refined flour 3 tbsps
  • Milk 3 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper powder to taste
  • Red chilli flakes ¼ tsp
  • Fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 sprigs
  • Processed cheese, grated ¼ cup
  • Cheddar cheese, grated ¼ cup
  • Tomato sauce 2 tbsps

Methods

  • Preheat the oven to 180º C. Grease a baking dish.
  • Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan, add all the vegetables and salt and cook till half done. Drain all the water.
  • To make the white sauce, heat butter in another non-stick pan, add refined flour and saute on medium heat, stirring a few times, till the raw smell goes. Take care that the flour does not get coloured.
  • Remove the pan from heat, add 1 cup of milk and mix fast making sure that there are no lumps formed.
  • Add the remaining milk, mix and make sure that sauce is smooth.
  • Put the pan back on heat and cook on medium heat, stirring continuously, till the sauce thickens. Add salt, pepper powder, red chilli flakes and half the parsley and mix well.
  • Remove the pan from heat, add the processed cheese and mix well. Add the boiled vegetables and mix. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Transfer the mixture into the greased baking dish. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top and decorate with tomato sauce.
  • Keep the dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or till the cheese melts and turns golden brown on top.
  • Get the dish out of the oven, garnish with remaining parsley and serve hot with a plate of bread rolls.